Linked by Adam S on Wed 30th Apr 2003 07:26 UTC
Linux Lately, we've all read a lot of articles about desktop Linux - so many that it's getting hard to tell them apart. One says "Why Linux Sucks," the next "My Success With Linux." Even Michael Robertson of joined the fun with his "Why Desktop Linux Sucks, Today." But very few people have proposed anything radical, and I believe that's what's needed to take GNU/Linux to the next level.
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RE /hardware
by Iconoclast on Tue 29th Apr 2003 18:56 UTC

What's wrong with /hardware? How is that any different from /dev, except maybe that it's easier to understand?

What's wrong with /dev? It is well-known, easier to type and stands for device, which is what most people call their hardware anyway. More descriptive names for files residing in the /dev directory would be nice though. Many distros do this for you to some small degree already by offering a simlink /dev/cdrom to point to /dev/hdb.